Sunday, 27 August 2017

Historic ball gown


A few weeks ago I've got a cry for help from my dear neighbour Britta from Britta.tanzt.Balett.
She had a big big problem. She was invited for a historical dance in Berlin and her seamstress had let her with a half-finished dress. So she asked if I could help to rescue the dress and her dance-invitation. I told her that I'm not a professional seamstress but I'd like to do my very best. So we went to work.

Because the dress was too tight for the frost skirt, the seamstress had unpicked the dress on the back and had not yet found a solution for that the frost skirt to be visible. Fortunately, Britta had already bought a veilto hide the frost skirt. But it was way too long for dancing. So we had to cut it.

Next step was to look the dress more pompous. Therefore we gathered up one of the three layers of tulle. After that we fixed a few cute little black roses all over the skirt. And ta-da we're finished, I thought...
Two days later Britta told me that it is indispensable to have ruffles at the neckline of the dress. OK. Back to work we went. First try was a little unconventional. I've had an old lace curtain that I found on a flea market. From that we removed the edging and spray painted it black.
 Not only the lace was black. Our hands were black too.
And additionally we've failed. While washing the border by hand, unfortunately a lot of the color dissolved.

So the next day we invaded a fabrics store to find some nice lace we could use for our purposes. In fact, we found the right one and here's Britta, happy, in her finished dress at the ball.
I'm really in love of what we've made out of it 💗



Monday, 21 August 2017

Eire Quilt

Hi there,

a good friend of mine was at Ireland at the beginning of July. To make him a surprise for his birthday and a nice memory of this vacation, I decided to make him a personalized quilt.

I bought different fabrics in irish national colors.

The back of the quilt is again Dvala from Ikea. This time I bought 2 different colours and 2 different types. One Duvet Cover in black and one fitted sheets in green.

The pattern was created with the free software of Pattern Jam.

Last I let some nice pictures of his vacation print on fabric to sew them on top of the quilt.
So I think this will make a nice, comfy, usable and washable present AND a memory of a wonderful vacation.


Monday, 14 August 2017

Details from remodeling the living/dining room


Maybe you've spied this little lamp in my last post. This is one of the creations I did while my time-out

I bought a simple white lamp for small money and painted the lamp stand in colors that matches the new look of my living/dining room.

Another little change in my last post were the chairs. They've got a new dress, too.

Before I went to work they were covered with brown velorisch fabric and that didn't match the new room. Over at Dawanda I found a fabric that matches better. It's printed allover with sand dollars.

Because the upholstery was still ok, I simply pulled the fabric over it. So I can turn back if I like.



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Time Out


For personal reasons I'll take a little timeout from blogging. Hope you'll have a good time and hope to see all of you soon, again.
Thank you for your comprehension!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Remodeling the living/dining room

Hi there,

today I'd like to start showing what I did while my time out.

First thing I did, after Mr. Heart has left the building, was to renovate the living/dining room.
Because Mr. Heart has taken some of the furniture, the room was nearly empty and I had to buy new ones. So I took the chance to create a new style.

So far the the living room had the theme "Egypt".

But I wanted something fresh and beautiful. So I decided that "Life is better at the Beach".
Here's the finished living room:

And that's what the dining room is now looking:

Now I've always have a beachy feeling at home.



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

What happend?!

Dear Y'all!

Thank you for your comprehension for having a little time-out. But now I want to let you know what happend.

Mr. Heart has left the building!
After 9 years of having a relationsship, we found out that our love for each other is no longer existing. So we decided to separate. But don't worry, everything's all right! 

As you may know or not, six years ago we've bought a half-timbered house, builded around 1900. Togehter with Mr. Heart we've renovated a lot, but there's still a lot to do.
Some will say: If you own a house, you will never finish the work! 😉

As you can imagine, now I've had to organize a lot of things around, because I'm the one that'll stay in that house. Slowly everything's coming together, so I decided that's time to go back to blogging.

During my time-out, of course, I was not idle, otherwise I would've been gone nuts. In the next few weeks, I'll show you what I've been done. So stay tuned.